Scarlet Elfcaps (3 images)

Sarcoscypha coccinea, commonly known as the scarlet elf cup, scarlet elf cap, or the scarlet cup, is a species of fungus in the family Sarcoscyphaceae of the order Pezizales. The fungus, widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere, has been found in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia.

img_9451-2-16img_9456-2-16img_9458-2-16

Image | This entry was posted in Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Scarlet Elfcaps (3 images)

  1. Vicki says:

    I’ve never seen anything like it here in Victoria, Australia, Mike, but then I don’t live or visit areas of woodland very much at all. With that colouring, you could hardly miss it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. We have cup mushrooms here in Illinois, but they are not scarlet.

    Like

    • Mike Griffiths says:

      These are usually quite small, but they really stand out amongst the dried leaves and twigs in a wood, Tom. This is about the time when elves gather them for their distinctive headgear.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s